339. Infanterie-Division

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339. Infanterie-Division

Post by Snorre » 24 Apr 2002 08:40

Hi,

Nafziger does not mention 339. Infanterie-Division. However, it seems that the unit existed for about 3 years (40-43).

Does anyone have info on this unit, and why do you think Nazfiger has left it out.

(On top of the mistake regarding 11PzDiv, this is getting annoying! :? )

Addendum: Perhaps it is the unit he calls "339th Static Infantry Division" :oops:

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Snorre 8)

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339.Inf.Div.

Post by Christoph Awender » 24 Apr 2002 09:08

Hello Snorre!

339.Inf.Div. was formed as Infanteriedivision 14.Welle in November 1940.
It was destroyed at H.Gr.Süd in 1943 and used to form the 363.Inf.Div. of 21.Welle.

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Christoph

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Post by Andy H » 24 Apr 2002 21:00

I agree that Nafziger has no logical reason for leaving certain units out, other than maybe constraints placed upon him by time & money (Just a guess).

A much maligned book is Samuel Mitchams "Hitlers Legions" German OOB in WW2. This book has been superceded over the years by other publications, but has always proved a good start point. Oh and it does contain info on 339th Infantry Division. Mitchum 1 Nafziger 0 :lol:

:D From the Shire

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Post by Snorre » 24 Apr 2002 22:09

I think Nafziger has put it under "Static Infantry Divisions". He is calling it a garrison division in the description. Formed 15 Dec 1940, OoB like a 14. Welle, and merged with other remnants 2 Nov 1943.

Thanks both of you.

Rgrds,

Snorre 8)

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